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Friday, 23 April 1915

With reference to correspondence, Defence No. 23104, dated 31st tilt., Lieutenant L. H. Payne has been recommended by me for the rank of captain in the 93rd Infantry.

I do not, however, recommend him for temporary duty with rank of captain on the A. and I. Staff unless Lieutenants Davis and Tackaberry are first given the rank of captain at least temporarily.

I invite honorable senators' attention to that. Does the Minister hear the Commandant's statement, which shows that, despite his recommendation, Lieutenant Payne had been promoted to the position of captain ?


Senator Pearce - That is not your statement. That does not deal with his appointment to the camp. It deals with the question of his appointment to the rank of captain.







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